Category Archives: Christmas

Who Chose A Small Herd Of Alpacas?

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Yes, it’s the Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Show! With an all-star line-up of some of our favorite guests from the last 12 months with, author, Mark Haskell Smith, singer-songwriter, Nancy Kells, crime thriller writer, Peter James, social and political commentator, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, film & media critic, Bob Ross, singer-songwriter Azusena, caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner, author Stephen O’Connor, and emerging musical artists, Samana. This year, we asked our guests to select two books and one non-book as gifts…just wait until you hear their choices! One guest offered the unpredictable suggestion of a “small herd of alpacas”! Can you guess who? Find out in the Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Show. Air times and the Podcast link are directly below.

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The Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix 2015

Holiday Gift promo 2015

Thank you for listening to Life Elsewhere. We love putting the show together, searching out fascinating guests and discovering new music. It’s a passion that involves many hours and quite a few dollars to air our top-rated show. If you appreciate the loving effort we make in putting Life Elsewhere on the air, please consider showing us some love in return by making a modest donation — however much you can afford, when it comes from the heart, it’s the kind of gesture that makes what we do worthwhile. To encourage your contribution, Norman B has put together a unique non-stop mix of new music featured on Life Elsewhere in 2015. To get your copy of the Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix, click on the “Make A Donation” button below, complete the form, in return, we’ll send you a special code to unlock and download the Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix. But don’t delay, the Gift Mix will only be available for a limited time. Thank you for supporting Life Elsewhere.

The Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix 2015 features new music from:  Amanda Merdzan, Birkwin & Vienna, Birthday Boy & allie, Clara La San, Kelela, Lucy Sunday, Mura Masa w/Shura, Siv Jakobsen, Sorcha Richardson, Throwing Shade, Tropic Of Cancer, Twin Limb, Wolftyla and Zuzu 

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Life Elsewhere airs:
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Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

The Caricaturist & The Tastemaker

Illustration by Steve Brodner for The Nation

Illustration by Steve Brodner for The Nation

Caricature is a subcategory of illustration, it’s about finding the narrative elements within a portrait and making them clear as tools in making literal and figurative points. When done for publication, it is not merely about making big things bigger and small things smaller. It is storytelling. This involves knowledge about what is under the surface of a face and teasing it to the top. Caricature is not the destination. It is the journey. It’s the bike you ride.” The words of famed caricaturist, Steve Brodner, a popular guest on Life Elsewhere. This past week, we asked Steve to put his words to work by watching the most recent GOP debate in Las Vegas and report back with a caricaturist’s take on the characters at the podiums. Brodner took to the task gleefully and next day, ready for the interview, he was bubbling over with brilliant observations of the potential Presidential candidates. His unyielding descriptions of Trump and Cruz and Carson and the rest of the parade, confirm he has a seriously keen eye and biting sense of humor. Don’t miss caricaturist Steve Brodner’s beautifully nuanced and unforgettable depictions in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

With the big seasonal Holiday less that a week away, Norman B wanted to discover new ideas for a Christmas dinner. So, we called upon David Sax, author of The Tastemakers. This is the man who set about learning “Why we’re crazy for cupcakes and fed up with fondue.” David offers advice with an amiable wit and he has a few surprising truths about what we eat, how we eat it, and why. Join us for the next edition of Life Elsewhere, as we make a meal out of Holiday dinners.

Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  
Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

 

Who Chose The Great Bear Sleeping Bag?

We called upon a distinguished panel of guests to take part in the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special and asked them to come up with three books and one non-book gift. The results are as diverse as they are intriguing and unpredictable. One guest selected for their non-book gift, a Great Bear Sleeping Bag. Can you guess who? Could it be frequent contributor and witty author, Mark Haskell Smith? Perhaps it was astute caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner? Or maybe talented new British-American singer-songwriter Zuzu, who demonstrated in last week’s edition she has a cheeky sense of humor. Then there’s the erudite raconteur, Patrick O’Neil, a master of incorporating the unconventional into his tales. And, finally, did Robert Newman the esteemed creative director, widely recognized for his perceptive take on life, select the Great Bear Sleeping Bag? Find out in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Also in the program, we are very pleased to welcome back, renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross, who will give us his sensible overview of this year’s Holiday movie releases.

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  
Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special

Ugly Sweater

Ugly Christmas sweaters festooned with kitschy mind-boggeling, knitted tchotchkes are so hot this year. Google searches for ugly Christmas sweaters are at an all-time high in the U.S. and Canada. Why even Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Hillary Clinton are selling campaign-related ugly sweaters. We donned our ugly Christmas sweaters to conjure up the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special. Deliberately replacing Christmas with the politically correct Holiday, in part to piss off Bill O’Reilly. We called upon some of our favorite imaginative minds to entertain us with their Holiday Gift selections. Smart, witty author, Mark Haskell Smith; astute, informed caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner; influential and acclaimed Creative Director, Robert Newman; conscientious and sagacious author, Patrick O’Neil; talented new British-American musician, Zuzu. Our creative panel were asked to select three books and one non-book gift. Don’t miss the diverse, intriguing and unpredictable results in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Also in the program renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross, will give his sensible overview of this year’s Holiday movie releases.

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  
Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

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